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River of Deceit a poem by RestLeSsD

My greatest fear,
Or so I thought
Was to not be loved,
My heart not sought.

Little did I know
There’s pain much worse.
That of lost love,
Now that’s a curse.

Some say tis’ better
To love and lost.
But the pain is harsh
And at what cost?

Don’t let them fool you,
Though love is sweet
They will not mention
The river of deceit.

My demons still follow.
They stay to behold
The pain of my sadness,
The ache in my soul.

I now know love
And it has flown away
And with my heart
I must pay.

a rhonda original© 2010

Mad Season – River of Deceit
Love this song. . . Love Layne Staley’s voice in Mad Season & Alice in Chains – a sad loss when he passed. . . so glad I could use this song with this piece. . . please enjoy. . .

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I started with this image, a fractal flame created n Apophysis 3D Hack. Digital art created in PSCS2 using layer masking & blend modes.

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As of 3-4-13
Comments: 221
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image…awesome creation :-)

  • Wow, you are fast… I hadn’t finished adding my resources. . . LOL… So glad you like this Dawn . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • PS – thank you for Faving this too!!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 4 years ago

    right to the core, beautiful and tragic; the image and the words!

  • Wow, you are fast… I hadn’t finished adding my resources and the original flame I started with…. THANK YOU!!!!
    So glad you like this Cathy…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • PS – thank you for Faving this too!!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 4 years ago

    fantastic work :) xxx

  • Thank you Denise :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • frankula
    frankulaover 4 years ago

    Lovely picture Rhonda…..really spooky! Great Poem too.

  • Frank, thanks. . . that makes me happy:0)
    And thank you for Faving this too!!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    beautiful art and poetry :) love it

  • Thank you Shoaib. . . that means a lot to me… appreciate it And thank you for Faving this too!!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • wiscbackroadz
    wiscbackroadzover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful work Rhonda! I can relate to the poem too unfortunately….

  • Thank you so much… yes, what we don’t know CAN hurt us… but I guess we live & learn. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Very cool, Rhonda! Beautiful words and music, too! A truly wonderful and moving work!

  • Thanks Mike. . . isn’t this song great? I have always loved it and it just moved me today. .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    Beautiful visual, but yes, the pain hurts and will get easier with time.

  • Thank you. . . sometimes my mind remembers what my heart has hidden away. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Michael  Gunterman
    Michael Gunte...over 4 years ago

    This is wild Rhonda ! Awesome creation……

  • Thanks so much to my other Barstow friend. . . thank you Michael – glad you enjoyed this…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Love your sparklies Gina… thank you!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

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